Questions for Saving vanishing ‘tongues’

By Science News Staff, 10:04 AM May 23, 2014



Before reading

  1. What language or languages did your ancestors speak two, three or more generations ago? Do you or does anyone else in your family still speak that same language (or languages) today? Why or why not?
  2. Could you teach yourself a foreign language without ever directly communicating with a speaker of that language? How would you do so? What sorts of materials would you use?


During reading

  1. What makes Matukar Panau so rare?
  2. Define what makes a language “endangered.”
  3. About how many ...

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